Prehabilitation Services

Who are the members of the Prehab team?

Clinical Resource Nurse

The clinical resource nurse (CRN) can help to minimize your risk of complications and optimize your surgical journey by addressing lifestyle factors (such as smoking & substance abuse) as well as pain management. The goal is to help patients achieve a better state of health prior to surgery.

Dietitian

The dietitian identifies nutrition challenges, assesses nutritional status, develops care plans, and monitors the effectiveness of dietary changes.  The dietitian in the Prehab team specializes in weight control, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and other identified nutritional needs.  The goal is to help you improve your nutritional well-being, and enhance personal control of health.

Occupational Therapist

The occupational therapist helps you increase your ability to perform self-care activities and maintain a productive life and a level of leisure.  The occupational therapist will assist you in creating a safe and supportive home environment prior to surgery.  You may be prescribed assistive devices to help you manage your daily activities. The goal is to help you participate in activities that are meaningful to you and to promote your well-being.

Physiotherapist

The physiotherapist assesses physical functioning including general mobility, walking, movement of the affected joint, strength, flexibility, and balance.  The physiotherapist may prescribe an individualized exercise program for you to participate in to reach your health goals.  Current equipment needs will be assessed and mobility aids may be trialed and prescribed.  The physiotherapist will work with you to create a healthy, active lifestyle suitable to your capabilities and needs.  

Social Worker

The social worker provides you with an opportunity to discuss your emotional and social well-being and explore options for support.  The social worker also assists you in accessing community resources such as counseling services, income assistance programs and/or resources for housing, and transportation.  The goal is to work with you to promote optimal social and emotional health.

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